Local artist Anita Funston wins gold at the North Carolina SilverArts competition


On September 30, 2016, local artist, Anita Funston, was awarded the gold medal, in Sculpture, at the North Carolina Senior Games SilverArts competition, in Raleigh, NC.

Anita Funston lives in Henderson County. She has studied at the Penland School of Crafts in Penland, NC and is a member of the Tri-State Sculptors Educational Association. Regarding the event, she stated, “Henderson County supports the Silver Arts. I thank them for awarding my work in the local games and making it possible for me to compete at the state level. It is an honor to be awarded the gold metal in sculpture.”

Anita qualified for the state competition by winning first place with her sculpture, titled Portrait of a Lady, at The Four Seasons SilverArts competition held in Henderson County on May 12, 2016.

For more information about the NC SilverArts competition can be found at ncseniorgames.org/artssf.htm.

About Anita Funston Artist:

Anita Funston creates unique sculptures that are inspired by nature. Her works incorporate harmony and humor.

Her website can be found at anitafunston.weebly.com. She can also be reached at AnitaFunston@gmail.com.


About Thomas Calder
Thomas Calder received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program. He has worked with several publications, including Gulf Coast and the Collagist. For his weekly #tuesdayhistory tidbits on Asheville, follow him on Instagram @tcalder.

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